17 March 2017

The date of the anniversary festival of contemporary ethnic music The Spirit of Tengri has been announced.

Russian version

The general producer of the festival "The Spirit of Tengri" and the radio stations "Zhyldyz FM" and "Tengri FM" Zhan Kasteev told about preparations for the upcoming musical event.

This year's The Spirit of Tengri Festival will be held on May 20 and 21 in Almaty. "Our festival is already five years old; this is a very important milestone for us." In connection with the anniversary, the choice of performers have been updated very seriously, this year the festival is backed up by first-class artists from different countries, who we will announce later. We have expanded the geography - invited musicians from Japan, representatives of Afrobeat culture. The United States and Europe will be certainly represented, as well."-Kasteev said.

It is already known that the participation in The Spirit of Tengri was confirmed by Ekaterina Yamshchikova, a performer from Bashkortostan with her musical project, the Tuvan group "Huun-Huur-Tu" with DJ Carmen Rizzo, and the ethno group "Tigrahaud" from Taldykorgan.

"As usual, according to our tradition, the entrance to the festival will be free for all Almaty residents and visitors, thanks to our partners and the Almaty Akimat, who made it possible. The event promises to be tremendous! «- Jean Kasteev said.

The Spirit of Tengri is a multicultural project aimed at demonstrating the ethnic traditions of the countries around the world on the Kazakh land. The project was established by the national radio station Tengri FM. Over the past four years, ethno-collectives and performers from more than 30 countries and regions of the world have taken part in the Festival. Among them have been: Baba Zula (Turkey), "Ayarkhaan" (Yakutia), TRAD.ATTACK! (Estonia), Huun Huur Tu (Tuva), DJ Rizzo (USA), Argymak (Bashkortostan), Yekaterina Yamchshikova (Bashkortostan), Tilla Török's Band & Holdviola (Hungary), Aldaspan (Kazakhstan), DJ Nariman Isenov (Kazakhstan), Tigrahaud (Kazakhstan), Roksonaki (Kazakhstan), Sintas (China), Nordic Namgar (Buria / Norway), Sainkho Namtchylak (Austria / Tuva), Edil Khusainov and Satzhan Project (Kazakhstan), Gulzada ), Chyltys Tannagasheva (Gornaya Shoriya), The Shin (Georgia / Germany), Radik Tyulush, Chalama band (Tuva) and others.

The Spirit of Tengri Festival will be held in the open-air format in the Abay square in front of the Republic Palace in Almaty.

Argymak - Bur baikamys
Bolot Bairyshev - Ak Burkhan
Aldaspan - Elge qayt
Chyltys - Aba chonym
Namgar - Yundengogo
Sharapat - Kok sholaq
Nordic Namgar - My Winters Day
Tigrahaud - Arlan-kazak
Gulzada - Kurmanbek
Radik Tyulyush - Er-le Changys


The Spirit of Tengri (2016)
BaBa Zula on Tengri FM (2015)
The Spirit of Tengri (2014)
The Spirit of Tengri (2015)
The Spirit of Tengri (2017)
The Spirit of Astana (2017)
Sainkho Namchylak with German Popov on Tengri FM (2014)
Presentation of DVD The Spirit of Tengri 2014
The Spirit of Tengri on Womex 2015 (Hungary)
Voices of autumn (2014)
The Spirit of Tengri (2013)
The Shin on Tengri FM (2014)
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